John Douglas

"Step inside the mind of a serial killer..." Douglas spent years as part of the FBI team that tracks the actions of serial killers and rapists, looking at the evidence left behind and inducing what kind of person would do such an act. "The suspect drives a dark, older car, is unemployed, lives within half a mile of the crime scene with his mother or older female relative..." What they come up with, and how accurate it is, is quite startling. This book was #1 on the New York Times list a few years back so I won't go into too much detail. I'm sure there are lengthy reviews on Amazon. What struck me is the polar opposites between Douglas' personality (laid back, intersting) to that of Gary Aldritch (uptight, bland). A great, quick read. Though the details were a bit intense for even this hardened gore-movie lover, the stories are so well told that many times I had to force myself to stop reading so I wouldn't be dead asleep at work the next day.

Four Gristles.